... I really hate using eval and checking $@. I think it's ugly. But that's a personal issue.
The user doesn't have to deal with it -- that's why you have the is_ methods,
so the user doesn't try foolish things.
I'm not an OO purist or whatever, I just dislike daft interfaces.
MJD says you
can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!
I run a Win32 PPM
repository for perl 5.6x+5.8x. I take requests.
** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.